WASHINGTON — Tony Schwartz, who helped write Donald Trump’s 1987 book The Art of the Deal, has come out against the Republican presidential nominee before.

In a lengthy piece for The New Yorker last month, Schwartz is quoted saying things such as “I put lipstick on a pig” and “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

His public criticism of Trump began more than a year ago, according to that piece, when he sent out a Tweet shortly after the successful businessman declared he would run for president. In Trump’s declaration speech, he announced the country needed “a leader that wrote “The Art of the Deal.”

That’s where Schwartz chimed in.

Over the nearly 14 months since that initial tweet, Schwartz has spoken out against Trump repeatedly. On Tuesday, he voiced his thoughts on the presidential candidate, and his famous book, once more. This Tweet attracted considerably more attention.

At time of posting, Trump had not publicly responded to Schwartz.

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